And what did they change to achieve that 38MPG's??? I think most folks here can't achieve 36MPG.
so is this something that could be done to our cars ?? because iam getting tired of my cars trans jerking between gears and harsh downshifts
I assume you're asking about the trans shifting smoothing out? Mine started behaving at about 800 miles. I have 1400 on now and I would have to say it's the way a 6 speed auto should be. Will it ever be a smooth seemless old fashioned non "clutch feeling" tranny? No. I was in total shock and alarm filled with buyers remorse for the first 700 miles because dealer never explained the learning tranny's to me. Now I understand, and it smoothed out to my satisfaction. You will still feel the shifts - moreso the odd downshift, depending on rpm and road angle, but there you have it. If your VIN# dosen't call for an update or reflash or whatever it's called, you're not supposed to fool with it. In some cases it's been known to just mess things up.i have 7500 miles on my car how much longer do i need to WAIT????
Very good to hear! Thanks for sharing.Here is my story. First off I have been a die hard Ford fan since birth. I have a 2002 Mercury Sable and a 2002 Ford Escort Zx2. I no longer need two vehicles and have been waiting for a vehicle that gives me all the amenities of my Sable and fuel economy of my Escort Zx2. The 2012 Ford Focus and 2011 Chevy Cruze met my criteria. I waited patiently for the 2012 Ford Focus to come out, and test drove many Chevy Cruze's in the meantime. Last weekend was the second time I was able to test drive the new 2012 Ford Focus. I had very high expectations that the 2012 Ford Focus would be the car for me. I was extremely disappointed in the 2012 Ford Focus. The interior noise was way to loud compared to the Chevy Cruze. The interior was cheap and the buttons felt terrible. The steering wheel position blocked the center digital display and I could not find a seating position that felt comfortable. The front leg room was way better in the Cruze. I did like the exterior styling of the Ford Focus sedan as compared to the Chevy Cruse but that is about it. I left the Ford dealership with such disapointment that I went to the nearest Chevy dealership and bought a brand new Chevy Cruse Eco. The things I liked about the Chevy Cruze over the Ford Focus was the interior noise is almost non existent as compared to the Focus. The interior display is much easier to read and was simpler to operate then the Focus. I had no problems finding a comfortable position in the Chevy Cruze and never did find a comfortable position in the Ford Focus. Both vehicles performed about the same on the road but I would have to say that the Chevy Cruze felt better in city driving. I pick up my new Chevy Cruze next week and have been enjoying the Chevy Cruze that the dealership is letting me drive while they pick mine up. I am sorry Ford but you lost a Ford fan to the Chevy Cruze. Next time make a better car.